Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 76: Forthcoming Literary Adaptations and the Hatening Continues

Happy Wednesday! This week’s episode is FULL OF THINGS, including another sea-or-space update (you’re welcome), our run-down of recent and forthcoming TV and movie adaptations of books, and the conclusion of the Second Annual Hatening. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly to take with you on the go!

Episode 76

What We’re Reading

Wildlife, Fiona Wood

(I also mentioned YA authors Melina Marchetta and Stephanie Perkins. Stephanie Perkins wrote Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After)

Equatorial Guinea: Colonialism, State Terror, and the Search for Stability, Ibrahim Sundiata
The Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins
City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg

Sea or Space Update

Learn more about this Mauritius gravity situation here!

Literary Adaptations


Riverdale (CW)1
Emerald City (NBC)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)


Legion (FX)


Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
The Dark Tower (movie!)
The Expanse (Syfy)
Powerless (NBC)
Murder on the Orient Express (movie!)
John Wick comic (this is a reverse one! movie-to-book adaptation!)
Logan (movie)

(I have been trying to get Whiskey Jenny to watch this heartwarming video of Patrick Stewart for years. She won’t watch it because she says she doesn’t want to cry.)

Second Annual Hatening, Part 2

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

For Next Time

The Secret History, Donna Tartt

Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Theme song by: Jessie Barbour

  1. Since recording the podcast, I saw this video with the actor who’s playing Jughead, where he says that the show isn’t going to make Jughead ace. Oh well. The CW has lots of other shows I can watch instead.

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.54: Spring Book Preview and The Hatening (Part 1)

The Hatening commenceth! Spoilers: Whiskey Jenny did an incredible job choosing a book that I would, and did, hate. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly to take with you on the go.

Episode 54

Books discussed (in order of appearance)

Winter Books!

Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights, Salman Rushdie
Winter, Marissa Meyer
The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness
illustrated Harry Potter!
City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg
The Japanese Lover, Isabel Allende
Ripper, Isabel Allende
Under the Udala Trees, Chinelo Okparanta
Thirteen Ways of Looking, Colum McCann
Carry On, Rainbow Rowell
Career of Evil, Robert Galbraith

Forthcoming Books We’re Excited About

Marriage Material, Sathnam Sanghera (Europa, February)
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead, March)
The Association of Small Bombs, Karan Mahajan (Viking, March)
The Passenger, Lisa Lutz (Simon & Schuster, March)
Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Tor, April)
The Only Rule Is It Has to Work, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller (Henry Holt, May)
The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic, April)
Ear to the Ground, David Ulin and Paul Kolsby (Unnamed Press, April)

The Hatening, Part 1

Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner

Road Books about Ladies

Wild, Cheryl Strayed
The Dead Ladies Project, Jessa Crispin (and this is the New York Times article in question)
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black (not that much road tripping in this really)

The Hatening, Part 2

Planetfall, Emma Newman

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Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Song is by Jeff MacDougall